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About me and my therapy practice
I offer a confidential therapeutic relationship in a safe and purposeful studio near the University of Edinburgh.
The therapy I offer is based on your own individual needs. I begin by listening to your sense of yourself and what you feel might be hindering your wellbeing. My work is informed by an understanding that many of our past and even present experiences are not consciously available, maybe because it has felt safer that way. When old strategies no longer work well and nothing seems to help, some people look for professional help. I can facilitate this search for coherence and self-empowerment by creating a safe environment that may enable you to attend to your emotions, blocks and needs, and help you uncover how it may be possible to work towards some resolution or an increased sense of wellbeing.
Challenges clients have shared with me have included issues with relationships, family, health, employment, self-esteem, or other significant life challenges, such as depression, anxiety, abuse, major life transitions / loss (bereavement, job, changing home). Your individual life journey is always unique and I work with your personal experience.
When searching for a therapist is an unfamiliar experience it can feel uneasy to make the initial contact and meet. I am sensitive to this and will empathically and without judgement receive your contact.
Due to COVID-19, I am currently working via video or phone. I intend to start working face-to-face again from September, while still offering online sessions to those who need or prefer it.
My office is on 28 Rutland Square (first floor), in the heart of Edinburgh, a couple of minutes on foot from the West End of Princes Street.
Rutland Square is very easily accessible via bus, tram and train (both Waverley Station and Haymarket Station).
My first session
Your first contact with me can be via email and/or a 15 minute phone call, free of charge.
On the first session, I would invite you to share what brings you to see me. If this is your first experience of talking with a therapist, I can help you in this initial contact. I then reflect back what I am understanding you are experiencing and what you are wishing us to work on. The nature of this dialogue naturally offers us a good sense of what it might feel like for us to work together. I often share some details of how I work therapeutically and how I facilitate the processing of your individual experience.
In the last part of this initial session, we can notice how our first contact felt to us both, and discuss whether you would like to begin therapy with me. If this initial session feels right to you, we talk about how we might go forward. If we do go forward, I guide the second session with prepared, relevant questions about your life context, and we review what might be your goals for our therapeutic work together. Your growing consciousness and related wellbeing is the focus of my work.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotion focused therapy, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work